The one I didn’t think I’d have to write… Post Ironman Blues

So after all the anticipation, nerves, elation, fatigue, exhaustion, happiness and shock of completing your A race in a time you could only dream of there is, inevitably, an element of ‘post-race blues’ that start to sink in once things start to return to normal.  I’m not going to lie, this has been a pretty…

Ironman Frankfurt 2017… Didn’t See That Coming!

As I write this we are cruising down the Autobahn on our way back to Blighty after a pretty incredible few days in Germany. I’m still in absolute shock after what happened yesterday, but we’ll get to that in a bit… So my alarm went off at a horrendously early 3:45am, I slowly came round…

Almost nearly not quite pretty much taper time… 

Monday morning I went against the plan and headed to the lido for a swim… I’ll admit the early get up wasn’t actually that much of a challenge, and the swim itself was pretty lush. It felt great to stretch my achy muscles with a gentle swim and it was a gorgeous morning too! The…

What a week… only 4 to go!

Well here we are, another Monday, another blog post, and another Starbucks skinny latte treat 😊 recovering after a very heavy week last week, and feeling ready to taper soon now! Last week started with a swim on Monday morning, an easy freestyled set with a main set of 5 x 400s to get 3km…

An Easier Week!

As I write this I’m sitting in Starbucks, post swim, having a latte and a few minutes peace and quiet after a busy weekend working at Blenheim Palace Triathlon, and before what I know is going to be a pretty manic few days at work!  Last week was a slightly lighter week of training after…

Six Weeks to go… 

The week started with a rest day again, although this time I was still on a high from Sunday’s race 😊 I worked from home, which even meant I got a lie in! And after work headed into London to meet one of my best friends from uni, Lisa for dinner and a catch up….

London Marathon 2017

I woke up on Sunday 23rd April feeling tired, a bit groggy and wondering why on earth my alarm was going off at 05:00 on a Sunday morning… then I remembered- MARATHON DAY!!!! I showered as usual and headed downstairs to try and force down some breakfast and a coffee. Porridge with berries and almond…

London Marathon 2017… The Build Up

So the last few weeks have been something of a rollercoaster of emotions… new job (so far so good!), house move progressing, foot injury improving only to have morphed from plantar fasciitis into peroneal tendonitis as well…  The training has been going reasonably well, despite a horrible new commute I’ve been managing to fit most…

Week 13… End of an Era

So last week was my last week in navy and white… after handing in my notice 8 weeks ago, the time finally came for me to hang up my stethoscope and tracksuit bottoms and move on from physio. A fairly daunting step but I’m excited! Training wise, I gave it a good go. Started the…

Week 12… 

DOMS… I woke up on Monday with a baaaad case of them following Sunday’s 20 mile race! Maybe I pushed a little hard for a ‘training’ run… but it was probably the lack of stretching and rolling afterwards that contributed to it 🙈  Monday evening, despite it being the last thing I wanted to do,…

Week 11… The Ups and Downs of Ironman Training

So Ellie wasn’t lying when she said this four week block was going to be tough… 11 hours (ish) last week, followed by another 10 this week. Don’t get me wrong I love training, why else would I be putting myself through it?! But I think last weekend at the hen do took it out…

The ‘D’ Word…

I’m not a fan of the dreaded ‘D’ word, not one little bit. (I’m talking about Diets…) I just think as soon as you get in the mentality that you’re on a diet it’s associated with denial and feeling guilty if you slip up. So I’m not on a diet. It’s a ‘lifestyle change’! I’m…